Educational Service Unit #3

6949 South 110th Street

La Vista, NE 68128

Phone 402-597-4880

Fax 402-597-4812

ESU #3

Perkins Grant

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and continued Congress’ commitment in providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education (CTE) programs for our nation’s youth and adults. Perkins V represents an important opportunity to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value.

ESU #3 manages the Perkins Consortium for 10 area school districts. The Perkins Grant provides federal funds to support innovative practices, equipment, instructional materials, and professional development for career and technical education programs focusing on the Nebraska Career Clusters: Agriculture, Business, Communication, Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Skilled/Technical Sciences. The grant also supports statewide efforts, including Partnerships for Innovation.


Laurie Kerr

Perkins Grant Coordinator


Russ Freitag

Perkins Financial Coordinator 402-597-4805

Kearney High: Career Education for All

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